Steamed Microsoft Flight Simulator X

News broke earlier this month that Dovetail games, makers of popular train simulators, had been granted “a global licensing deal with Microsoft, granting them the rights to develop and publish all-new flight products based on Microsoft’s genre-defining flight technology”, Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX). The company will be “investigating new concepts in this area and is expecting to bring a release to market in 2015.” More recently it was announced that Flight1 has partnered with Dovetail games and the companies “will be working in partnership […] for the launch.

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F-35 Lightning II Cockpit demo

Here is a great demonstration of the F35’s cockpit and its versatility. Every panel can be customized to show exactly the information required by the pilot.

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How Curiosity won’t kill the cat

Curiosity is NASA’s latest rover currently on its way to Mars and slated to land on August 5th of this year. Because of its size and the thin Mars atmosphere, parachutes won’t be able to slow it down enough for a smooth touch down. Instead, the rover will be winched down from a jet propelled platform, kind of like a search and rescue technician is winched down from a helicopter.

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